Is it announcement time yet? I think it is!
We've been sitting on this for a few weeks now, but we can finally announce that we have signed to Brutal Elite Records for the release of our next album.
We're overjoyed to be working with the team at BE, as well as giddy as a pack of school girls over the prospect of the new album.
Thank you for your continued support, look out for more updates soon!
HAND NEWS - MARCH 2013
So we have some news to share with you. If you've been following the Twitter and Facebook pages you would've noticed lots of talk about us being in Wales (and maybe even some pictures).
We were there to meet up with our producer Nick Hemingway, who is currently building his brand new studio there, in which we will be recording our next album. Designed by the renowned John Sayer, we are very excited to be the first band to record a full album there. We wanted to show it to you, but the studio is little more than building site currently, so the big reveal will have to wait!
On the subject of recording, we have set a date of July 1st for entering the studio. It seems a while away but we have lots of pre-production material to sort out so it's going to fly by!
Talking things over with Nick we can't tell you how hyped we are about this album; we reckon it is going to sound a bit different to the last two production wise, we have so many ideas already!
One last thing just to wet your appetite even more, the album will be called Kintsugi!
More announcements soon.
hAND News - January 2013
We hope you all had a good Christmas and new year, we certainly did. We were hoping to bring you lots of exciting news by now, but unfortunately the snow has spoilt all our plans, boo! Our trip to Wales to meet our producer and see the studio has been put back a month, so we decided to make a video for you instead!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQ-Qzdt3rc - This is a little interview with Kat talking about the new album, the writing process, what it is all about, and a rundown of all the songs. We've included quite a lot of pre-production tracks on the video just to give you a flavour of what to expect, and we hope you enjoy it!
We're looking to bring you more video updates and behind the scenes footage in the lead up to the release of album 3, so for this we have set-up a dedicated youtube channel - http://youtube.com/wearehand. Please subscribe to make sure you recieve all the latest updates.
So it's time for our final round up of the year! We will start by thanking you, our listeners and fans, for buying our music, coming to gigs, interacting with us on the web, and just generally being a jolly good lot, thank you!
We have spent a lot of this year writing the new album, and we can't wait to unleash some new music, hopefully you'll like the surprises we have instore :) Plans for the new year include music videos, a new album, and of course live shows. Very soon in the new year we are heading to Wales to meet up with our producer and friend Nick Hemingway. He will be taking charge of producing the new album, and we can't wait to check out his brand new studio as well as plan for our time in the studio.
So last month we set up a Bandcamp page for our music, and for a couple of weeks everything up there was downloadable for free, all we can say is wow! The response was amazing, hundreds of you took us up on the offer and some of you even paid us for the privilage! We were humbled by some of your messages, it really does mean a lot to us that you enjoy our music and want us to make more.
We also have to say a big thank you to Prog magazine who got behind us on that one, if you don't read it, you should definitely check it out!
There's not much left to say other than have a great Christmas and new year. See you in 2013.
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